What kind of rifles did the Japanese use in World War 2?

just curious and were they superior to America's M1 carbines? also im not trying to be racist, im japanese myself oh yeah the arisaka bolt action right?

Asked By: John - 4/18/2009
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While the famous M1 Garand semi-automatic combat rifle in 0.30-06 (7.62x63mm) caliber had been standardized in 1933 by 1942 the old bolt-action M1903 Springfield was still far more common. In the Pacific theater this weapon predominated right into 1943 and continued to be used right up to the end of the war... More
Answered By: Mark F - 4/19/2009
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ummm i forgot the gun name but no the american M1 carbines were better then the japanese guns(not to be racist)
Answered By: tHaT gUy wItH tHe hAiR - 4/18/2009
Arisaka Rifles...Type 99 rifle and more...
Answered By: Tylor - 4/18/2009
Type 38 Rifle Type 38 Cavalry Rifle Type 44 Cavalry Rifle Type 97 Sniper Rifle Type 99 Rifle Type 99 Sniper Rifle Type I Rifle TERA Rifles Experimental Automatic Rifles (Type 5 rifle)
Answered By: Aman - 4/18/2009 try this,great site.they worked for them.
Answered By: thresher - 4/18/2009
A common rifle used by the japanese was the Type 38th Year Rifle, Length... More
Answered By: The Doctor - 4/18/2009
ok there were two popular rifles but only one could come close to the m1 grand that was the ariaska type 99
Answered By: scott_jordan2000 - 4/18/2009
Yayy!! Another Japanese!! I Love you people! :3 But some of them used Type 40s. And Shahaganharies. [Bazookas] Nambus, Koeskiwahas, Typ 26 Edo pistols.
Answered By: Colby A.K.A Cheese - 4/18/2009
also the standard us rifle was the m1 garand
Answered By: D L - 4/18/2009
The American Army was the only army in WW II that had semi-auto rifles. Everyone else used bolt action rifles. That gave the USA a big advantage as every troop could lay down a lot of rounds fast... More
Answered By: RemembertheUtah - 4/18/2009
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